burnout

(redirected from Burn Outs)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Financial.

burnout

[′bərn‚au̇t]
(aerospace engineering)
An act or instance of fuel or oxidant depletion or of depletion of both at once.
The time at which this depletion occurs.
The point on a rocket trajectory at which this depletion occurs.
(electricity)
Failure of a device due to excessive heat produced by excessive current.
(engineering)
An instance of a device or a part overheating so as to result in destruction or damage.
(graphic arts)
A degree of exposure of a diazo-coated material that renders the film incapable of producing density when developed because the photosensitive diazo component has been destroyed.
(nucleonics)
To receive the greatest amount of radiation permissible during a given time.
The point at which the heat flux across a surface causes film-blanketing of the surface, resulting in a drop in the film heat-transfer coefficient, overheating, and possible surface failure.
References in periodicals archive ?
To my understanding distress and burn out must have been more common due to socio-economic conditions and number of patient every physician needs to see in 3rd world countries.
Wheel spin: Burn outs and backfiring cars with flags and fans hanging out of the window have roamed the city long after midnight even on nights when there were no matches or past the time when their respective teams had been knocked out of the competition.
These Burn Outs are a foreign ritual to urban outsiders.
Ganguly, however, said that there was no need to cut down on the IPL, so that players do not suffer 'burn outs'.
So far (save for a couple of drunken nights on the town) Hilary Duff has managed to avoid the rehab booking, tabloid gossip burn outs of Britney and Lindsay to remain Miss Teen America's wholesome role model.